5 Practical Tips for Newbie Bloggers

By Naven Pillai | Blogging

Jan 18

Are there any of you don’t know what is blogging?5 Practical Tips for Newbie Bloggers.

If you don’t, I guess you’re still in the 20th century…

Just don’t assume I’m joking or making fun of people. I’m extremely serious here…

Before taking a look at the newbie blogging tips, let me give a simple introduction about BLOG!

What is a Blog?

So, what does the word Blog means anyway?

There are few definitions from experienced bloggers on ‘what is a blog’? However, I will just include this particular one that impressed me since I started blogging:-

A blog is a website in which items are posted on a regular basis and displayed in reverse chronological order. The term blog is shortened form of weblog or web log. Authoring a blog, maintaining a blog or adding an article to an existing blog is called “blogging”. Individual articles in a blog are called “blog posts”, “posts “or “entries”. A person who posts these entries is called “blogger”. A blog compromises text , hypertext, images, and links(to other web pages and video, audio and other files). Blogs use a conversational style of documentation. Often blogs focus on particular “are of interest”, such as Washington D.C.’s political goings-on. Some blogs discuss persona experiences.’Source


I hope this detailed definition would have made you understand what a blog is and blogging is all about.

Let’s move to our main topic for today…

Nowadays, I’m amazed with the increase of newbie bloggers. There are thousands of blogs being created every single day. However, most of these bloggers are being wrongly motivated that blogging = quick money.

That’s absolutely WRONG! If any of you made a $500 through blogging within a month of your blogging carrier, please leave be a comment at the end of this post.

I’m not telling you it’s impossible… But it’s not logic…

Start your blogging journey with the right motivation and mind set. Blogging is not a get rich quick scheme. Blogging is a media or a platform where you share your knowledge about certain niche and how it can help your fellow readers.

So, let’s get started with these practical tips for newbie bloggers.

Write Down Your Goals! Just Write It Down Now

Before you start blogging, it’s important for you to set your short-term and long-term goals. Implementing your goals will assure greater chances of success because you know what you should do from the beginning. Always implement realistic goals. Don’t just jump on and set a goal to earn $1000 within the first month of blogging. Sit down write down on a piece of paper of what you can accomplish in your blogging carrier within the first six months. Then, go on writing your goals for a year. Once you have written your realistic goals stick it on your computer desk. Keep looking at your goals every day to get you inspired and self-motivated.


Master Your Niche

You don’t have to be a maha guru in your niche. However, certain level of expertise is important to start a blog on your desired niche. Not all bloggers born as an expert. You just need to keep learning. Let me give you a small technique that I used when I started blogging. You need to understand that most of the bloggers out there became more skillful reading other blogger’s blog post. By reading other blogs related to the niche you’re blogging about, will not only improve your knowledge but also gives you an idea for the next blog post you’re going to write.

Keep Your Blog Post Short and Simple

Most of the bloggers out there might suggest newbie bloggers to write long blog post. However, I will suggest you to keep your blog post short and simple. The main reason to keep it short is to reduce your spelling and grammatical errors. When there are excess of spelling and grammatical errors, your blog post will look ugly. I admit not every blogger is native born writers, but keeping your blog short and simple will minimize the errors your make.

Next, think from a reader’s point of view. Most of the readers will look for a simple solution for their problems unless your blog is talking about technical issues. If your blog post is too lengthy, your prospect readers won’t be bothered to read your blog post. Just bear in mind to keep your blog post short and simple. I will highly suggest you to write not more than 600 words. There are niches where 250-300 words should be efficient enough!

Be Consistent and Persistent

Consistent and persistent is very important for newbie bloggers. When we’re to talk about persistent, it’s about how much effort you’re putting into your blogging? As a newbie blogger you should blog at least one blog post 2 days once. I’ve heard expert bloggers suggest newbie bloggers to write blog post on daily basis. However, sometime writing quality blog post is more important than the quantity of your blog posts. Being consistent is just about how you maintain the quality of your blog? Is your blog providing high quality post? If yes, you’re being a consistent blogger. And readers love consistent bloggers because they always provide the best reading material for them.

The most consistent blogger I ever encountered is Pat Flynn. Each and every blog post he writes will be simply explosive!


Contribute to High Authority Blogs

Contributing to high authority blog or commonly known as guest blogging is very important for newbie bloggers. Guest blogging is one of the best way to attract more visitors to your blog within a short period of time. But, not all guest post win the heart of other blog readers. You need to analyse what type of writing style the blog author is using to attract his readers. Make sure you understand and saturate the writing style of the particular blog and redirect them to your blog.

Most of the newbie bloggers who are starting out always fail and give up because of their negative mind set of getting rich quick. Be a dedicated bloggers. Concentrate on giving valuable information for your readers. The most important characteristic that you should have to become a successful blogger are:

  • Be confident
  • Be Dedicated
  • Be Open Minded
  • Accept Negative Critiques
  • Learn, learn and keep learning!

About the Author

Hey everyone! My name is Naven Pillai. I help online marketers and business owners with online marketing efforts. Follow my blog at NavenPillai.com

Chimezirim Odimba January 18, 2013

I agree with you that a people shouldn’t set their minds on making money right away. But people stand a better chance of making money faster with their blogs if they really understand what works and model it instead of trying to reinvent the wheel. Furthermore, making reasonable income from a blog will require a lot of hard work. So combine hard work with the right blueprint and you won’t have to wait too long.

Igor January 18, 2013

I`m not new on blogging but, this is the most captivating article i have read recently. it makes that much sense without you even trying to figure anything out. When i started blogging the first couple of times i was really brought down by the fact that there was no echo in what i wrote. It still isn`t but i understood the idea of building an audience. And i`m waiting.. patiently. Still waiting…

george January 18, 2013

I made $102 after 28 months of blogging but now I can make $1600 from just one site if I want to

    John Conor January 18, 2013

    That’s great George… I feel newbie bloggers should take a look at your comment on making $102 after 28 month of blogging.. So as a beginner it takes around 2 years to make such amount and it’s realistic!

John Conor January 18, 2013

You seem to be having a great point there, Odimba. However setting a realistic goal of making money through your blog will be more appropriate. You should concentrate on providing good reading materials for your readers before monetizing your blog..:)

Tanya January 18, 2013

Starting any new project or “blog” wont make money right away. Things take time to progress and to get popular. You have to work hard and be persistent like you said. Most well known bloggers didn’t become well known over night so don’t expect things to be different with you. Great tips for the newbie.

Lakhyajyoti January 19, 2013

Great piece of writing. Each and every newbie should follow all these to get success. Patience is one of the main key to get success in blogging.

sahil January 19, 2013

thanks for sharing this inspiring article

Bilal Akbar January 20, 2013

nice post ! Blogging can never be regarded as quick rich scheme, but it has no boundaries and you can earn more than your expectations with your hardwork and passage of time.

Harsh Agarwal January 20, 2013

Nice points John. One of the hard part in starting days is maintaining consistency with posting. I remember my starting days when on a day I publish 7-8 articles, and for next few days no article. It was kind of bad for blog, but that’s how we learn….. :)
Good write up….

Kapil January 20, 2013

Very insightful John – many initiate a blog with a pure aim of monetizing before establishing an authority..these blogs fail very quickly. I’m a fan of posting no more than 600 words (short and concise is critical)

Hadley January 21, 2013

I think the biggest killer of most blogs that start out is that their mindset is wrong. 99% of the time people are blogging online to either make money or generate links, both these things take time & patience. We live in a world where everyone know’s the SEO benefits of social media and you aren’t rewarded by simply ‘turning up’ you really need to invest time and sometimes money to get results.

Nadeem Khan January 22, 2013

You are right guest blogging is really essential for success nowadays specially when there are monsters like PANDA and PENGUIN litering the SEO jungle!

Sudip January 22, 2013

Honestly, here are some real stories. Actually, I am a simple boy from a village/Web Bengal and I do not speak or write English (Neither English is my mother tongue nor my first language. ). That’s why I always try to write small posts. Anyway, this is really a nice script.

    John Conor January 23, 2013

    Hey there Sudip. You don’t have to be a perfect English speaking guy to be a successful blogger. If you have the confidence and hard work no one is going to stop you from succeeding… Most of the people out there looking for valuable ideas and solution for their problems! If you could solve their problem, language barrier shouldn’t be a problem at all.

    Just keep on rockin Sudip!

investir en bourse January 22, 2013

Making money with blogs is indeed a pretty interesting way of rasing an income but it must NOT be the first reason for making a blog first because if it is, it certainly will end in a huge deception because it take a tremendous amount of time and sometimes costs more than it gives…
Eventhough SEO strategies are today speeding things up…
Best Regards,
Tania M.

    John Conor January 23, 2013

    Thanks for adding such a great point here, Tania. Making money through your blog is just a part of blogging. Providing great solution for your prospect visitors should be your ultimate goal when you start blogging!

    Thanks again Tania!

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